Respondent
Rosen, Meyer
Interview Date
February 26, 1969
Abstract
[T1S1] Notes extent of organization of immigrants from hometown. Respondent recounts mother's opposition to Respondent's immigration, unsuccessful attempt at emigration and arrangements to finally immigrate to U.S. Biographical details are provided; relatives in U.S. are noted. Family's opposition to Respondent's secular schooling is explained; father's relationship with gentile clientele is discussed. Respondent relates giving away tefillin and describes arrangements during illegal border crossing. Respondent's route to, and arrival in, U.S. are indicated. Respondent mentions enlisting while underage and details wages and hours as tailor in U.S.
[T1S2] Respondent recounts owner's demands from employees and Respondent's demands for raise. Rent paid to, and board received from, relative is detailed. Respondent's use of Irene Kaufmann Settlement is discussed. Wages received as tailor in Pittsburgh companies are extensively enumerated. Respondent's night school attendance is noted, as are Respondent's religious observances. Respondent's organizational affiliations and charitable contributions are noted. Respondent recounts cousin's baseball team, which played for streetcar fare. Respondent's Pittsburgh doctor is characterized. Respondent reports citizenship obtained in army and provides marriage information.
Subjects
Immigrants--Attitudes; Immigrants--Travel--Personal narratives; Irene Kaufmann Settlement (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Religious life--Europe
Birth Date
1888
City
Pliskov
Country
Ukraine
Emigration Date
1914
Profession
Tailor
Work
Solomon Bibro; Fink and Loeb
Residence
Hill District, Bedford Ave.
Occupation (father)
Tailor
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Gershon, Jean
Collateral Materials
Box 99 FF 2
Identifier
ais196440.375
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh